Afghanistan’s Bamiyan Buddhas were the largest in the world until they were destroyed in 2001. Now the chief archeologist and Bamiyan expert, Dr Zemaryalai Tarzi, is investigating the possibility of a third, hidden nearby.
Please join us for a discussion of Bamiyan’s secrets and the legacy of the Silk Road, from Afghanistan to China.
Talk in French with English translation.
DATE: Sept 14 (Wednesday)
VENUE: Wild Honey, 01-19 Fortune Mall, 7 East Third Ring Rd, 东三环中路7号财富购物中心一层01-19 (近京广桥), phone: 010-65309149
ENTRANCE: free to FCCC members, 80 RMB on the door to non-members
RESERVATION: at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Born in Kabul, Dr Tarzi was director of Archeology and Preservation of Historic Monuments in Afghanistan before going into exile in France in 1979. He taught at the University of Strasbourg before returning to Afghanistan to oversee the excavations of the Buddhas of Bamiyan. He is currently Director for the French Archaeological Missions for the Surveys and Excavations of Bamiyan.